Leslie Alfred HARRIS

HARRIS, Leslie Alfred

Service Number: 2042
Enlisted: 15 September 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Goodna, Queensland, Australia, 28 September 1895
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 15 August 1972, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
31 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2042, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
31 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2042, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wandilla, Brisbane
6 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 4th Division Artillery , Serapeum
21 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
10 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2042
1 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2042, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
1 May 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2042, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , per China
17 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Leslie Alfred Harris was the eldest of 9 children of Alfred Edward Harris and Elizabeth Roxborough Smith. Brothers Dougls James and Edward David also served in the Australian Defence Forces. Leslie was a Clerk when he enlisted in 1915 and following WWI, he married Doris Roberts in 1929 in Brisbane, QLD where he worked as a Clerk. 

The family moved to Toowoomba in the Darling Downs, QLD in the early 1940s and Leslie continued employment as a Clek